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Rubber Soul
 
(Parlophone. PMC 1267 (mono)
PCS 3075 (stereo)
 
3rd December 1965
 
Produced by George Martin
All songs composed by
unless otherwise noted.

MIKE HARDING'S RUBBER FOLK
WEDNESDAY 7th December 2005 8-9pm

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of (arguably) The Beatles' folkiest album Rubber Soul, Mike Harding presents a tribute from the cream of the folk music community of the British Isles.

All the artists taking part did so with a huge amount of enthusiasm, some immediately drawn to the classics from the album, others relishing the challenge of the more oblique. In each case the artist was given a completely free hand. Some interpretations are faithful, albeit acoustic versions of the original; others have taken the opportunity to give a completely new feel to the song.

From Ralph McTell's Michelle, complete with accordion and ukuleles, to June Tabor's unaccompanied rendition of In My Life, this is a remarkable collection which illustrates not only the great writing skills of The Beatles, but also the inventiveness and creativity of British folk artists.

The songs will be played on Mike's show in the same order they appear on the Beatles album:

Drive My Car - Jim Moray
Norwegian Wood - Waterson:Carthy
You Won't See Me - Paul Brady
Nowhere Man - Chris While
Think For Yourself - Coope Boyes & Simpson
The Word - Johnny Dickinson
Michelle - Ralph McTell
What Goes On - Boo Hewerdine & Eddi Reader
Girl - John Tams
I'm Looking Through You - Martin Simpson
In My Life - June Tabor
Wait - Cara Dillon
If I Needed Someone - Show Of Hands
Run For Your Life - Spiers & Boden

Rubber Soul 1965
Parlophone PMC 1267 (mono) PCS 3075 (stereo) 1965

side 1

Drive My Car

Norwegian Wood
(This Bird Has Flown)

You Won't See Me

Nowhere Man

Think For Yourself
(George Harrison)

The Word

Michelle

side 2

What Goes On
(J. Lennon/P. McCartney/
R. Starkey)
 
Girl
 
I'm Looking Through You
 
In My Life
 
Wait
 
If I Needed Someone
(George Harrison)
 
Run For Your Life

Rubber Soul  1965
Parlophone PMC 1267 (mono) PCS 3075 (stereo) 1965

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